YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Christine Church, celebrated by Reverend John Keehner for Norma J. Alexander, 69, who passed away Friday morning, July 14, 2017 at her residence in Youngstown.
Norma was born on October 24, 1947 in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Ann Resatar Zelinsky.
She graduated from Ursuline High School in 1965 and was a lifelong area resident.
Norma worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital where she met the love of her life, Dr. Louis P. Alexander. They were married on July 4, 1970 at Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine. He passed after 38 years of marriage on February 6, 2008.
Norma was a devoted wife and mother and actively volunteered for many organizations. She graciously opened her home and her cooking to friends and family and will be remembered as a “mother to everyone”. After raising her children, Norma returned to the workforce as a clerk for the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
She leaves to cherish her memory her four sons, Kelly (Theresa), Louis, Jr. (Marie), Michael (Gina) and Joseph (Nicole) Alexander; grandchildren, James Jude, Sean Louis, Gianna Elizabeth, Sadie Marie, Michael Louis, Ava Elizabeth and Joseph Louis Alexander; sister, Paula Dellick of Boardman; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Joyce, Marion (Bob) Nemer and Carol Desmond; several nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends whom Norma considered to be like family.
Besides her husband, Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Zelinsky; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kelly and Mae Essad Alexander; brothers-in-law, Judge Martin P. Joyce and John Desmond and nephew, John Zelinsky.
Calling hours for Norma will be Tuesday evening, July 18, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Fox Funeral Home at 4700 Market Street, Boardman and from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at St. Christine Church, 3165 S Schenley Avenue Youngstown, Ohio 44511.
Norma’s family requests that memorial tributes be given in Norma’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 505 N Parkway Memphis, Tenneessee 38105 or The Fish Samaritan House at 17 Kenmore Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44507.
Family and friends may visit Fox Funeral Home to send condolences.